1. USEFUL UTENSILS

Use a dictionary and find out what these kitchen utensils are.
Potato peeler
Frying pan
Saucepan
Knife
Corkscrew
Teaspoon
Fork
Tablespoon
Sieve
Mixer / blender
Bottle opener
Scissors
  • 2. ADJECTIVES AND VERBS

Write a definition or translate these verbs and cooking adjectives into your language.

COOKING ADJECTIVES: chopped / crushed / halved / sliced / diced / drained / rinsed / ground / peeled / cut / crumbled

COOKING VERBS: fry / heat / cook / drain / pour / sprinkle / cook / add / mix / mince

3. LOOK AT THE WORDS IN THE BOX BELOW AND FIND:

1. - Three objects you can use when you cook:

2. - Four ways to cook or heat food:

3. - Three things you can do with a knife:

4. - Three different parts of a meal:

5. - Two adjectives to describe food after it is cooked:
chop / main course / boil / soft / saucepan / peel / golden / frying pan/
roast / simmer / bowl / starter / slice / dessert / fry
4. ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE FOOD

Write two kinds of food related to each of the adjectives

fattening (fatty) / oily / spicy / hot / sweet / sour / healthy / unhealthy / bitter / chewy / juicy / crunchy / creamy / tender / hard / raw

FOOD IDIOMS ( by courtesy of Jamie Clayton)


Some idioms in English contain food words. Complete the blanks with the following:

Apple, bacon, beans, beans, bread, brownie, bun, butter, butter, cake, cake, cake, carrot, cheese, cheesy, cookie, cream, cucumber, egg, egg, eggs, gravy, milk, noodle, nut, nuts, nuts, nutshell, peach, platter, potato, salt, spice, tea
Idiom
Meaning
Example Sentence
..............of one's eye
a person that is adored by someone
Baby Jessica is the .............. of her father's eye.
(have a ............. in the oven
be pregnant
I don't think Jan will come to the bar because she has a ............in the oven.
bad ...............
a person who is often in trouble
I don't want my little brother hanging around with the bad .............. on the street.
big ..............
very important person (VIP)
I thought I was just going to interview the secretary, but they let me talk to the big ............ himself.
.............and .............
necessities, the main thing
Just explain the .............and ............. of your report. You don't have to go into details.
bring home the ............
earn the income
My husband has had to bring home the .......... ever since I broke my leg.
(score) ................points
things done or said that make someone else like you better
I scored ............ points with my teacher by bringing her a cup of coffee.
................ someone up
be extra nice to someone (usually for selfish reasons)
We'll have to ................Angie up before we tell her the news about the broken vase.
(have one's) .......... and eat it too
want more than your fair share or need
Rick wants to have his ......... and eat it too. He wants to be single but he doesn't want me to date anyone else.
............ top
person with red or orange hair
Simon is the first ............ top I've ever gone out with.
...............
silly / kitsch
I love reading ............ romance novels because I don't have to think.
cool as a ...............
very relaxed
I thought I was afraid of flying, but I was cool as a .............. all the way to England.
.............. of the crop
the best
We hired the ................ of the crop to entertain us at the Christmas party.
(don't) cry over spilled ..............
get upset over something that has happened and cannot be changed
The mirror is broken and we can't fix it. There's no need to cry over spilled ..............
(not my) cup of .............
something you enjoy (usually used negatively)
Opera isn't exactly my cup of ...............
................. someone on
urge someone to do something
The gang tried to ............ us on but we didn't want to fight.
freeze one's ............. off
be very cold
I froze my ............. off at the ice rink.
full of ..............
have a lot of (silly) energy
The kids were full of ............ after the circus.
............ train
extremely good pay for minimal work
The unionized grocers have been enjoying the ........... train for twenty years.
(have something) handed to someone on a silver .............
receive without working for something
The professor's daughter had her college diploma handed to her on a silver ..............
hard ............... to crack
difficult to understand (often a person)
Angelo is a hard .......... to crack when something is bothering him like this.
hot .............
a controversial or difficult subject
Choosing a location for our new store is a hot ............. right now.
in a .............
simply
In a ............, I'm having a bad day.
............about something, someone
like a lot
I'm ............. about classical music these days.
one smart ............
a very intelligent person
Your daughter is one smart ............. She reads much higher than her grade level.
............ fuzz
small amount of hair growth
Except for a bit of ............. fuzz, the baby came out bald.
piece of .............
very easy
The exam was a piece of .................
put all of ones .......... in one basket
rely on one single thing
Even though I'm majoring in Art, I'm taking a maths course because my Dad says I shouldn't put all of my........... in one basket.
sell like hot ............
bought by many people
The new Harry Potter books sold like hot .............
........... things up
make something more exciting
I wanted to ........... things up in the office, so I bought some red and gold paint.
spill the ...........
reveal the truth
On Monday, I'm going to spill the ............. about my travel plans.
take something with a pinch of ..........
don't consider something 100% accurate
Take Mandy's advice with a pinch of ............ She doesn't always do her research.
use your ................
use your brain
You're going to have to really use your .......... on this crossword puzzle. It's an extra difficult one.

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